Is Your Dog a Dog House? Yes, that's a good thing...

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My Best Friend Jack the Dog


Yesterday Donald Urschalitz wrote a post on Active Rain that shared a list of pet foods and treats that were made in China and contained ingredients that may be harmful to your pets. Based on the number of comments and reblogs, we Rainers are big pet lovers but that's no suprise. In their daily update today Realtormag shared the following information, 65% of American Households own pets and 83% of those households consider their pets part of the family. The article stressed that if your home has pet friendly features or has access to a dog park you should play those up in your listing. They also published the following infographic with fun facts on pet ownership and the amount of money we spend on of furry friends: 

One last note while we are discussing our dogs, I was at HEB in Bastrop today doing my weekly shopping I saw that they were placing pallets of Beneful dog food on the end cap presumably to attract buyers. Beneful was one of the brands that showed up on the list published yesterday by Donald Urschalitz and there was also an article published last year by CBS News that indicates Beneful may be harmful to your pets. If HEB's actions are any indication many stores are going to try and discount any foods or snacks that showed up on the list to try and limit their losses, so please double check the list of dangerous brands and check to see where your pet food/snacks were manufactured to ensure the safety of our friends.


Posted by

Tamara Elliott-Deering, Realtor, SRES

Central Metro Realty


Comments (3)

Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Excellent blog Tamara! I have 2 dogs and before that, my last dog died of Pancreatic probelms, due to treats made in China.  He was only 8 years old. Now, I limit the treats and make sure they are made in the USA. 

Feb 16, 2016 06:58 AM
Tamara Elliott-Deering

Bob, I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. It's hard to lose them in the prime of their lives especially when we don't know what to watch for.

Feb 16, 2016 07:24 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Such an important post...thank you!   Love that dog, Jack.

Feb 16, 2016 06:59 AM
Tamara Elliott-Deering


Thank you for your comment

Feb 16, 2016 07:25 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Tamara. Well you got me with the word dog. Yours is handsome and your information crucial.

Feb 16, 2016 10:27 PM
Tamara Elliott-Deering

Thanks Sheila, Jack appreciates the compliment, too. 

Feb 17, 2016 03:11 AM